A stop sign is a visual reminder to stop your vehicle. A stove is a visual reminder that dinner needs to be made. A bed is a reminder that we need sleep.
Our world is filled with visual reminders. So why not use them as visual reminders of great and wonderful spiritual realities? Here’s what I mean.
When you look at the sun-soaked sky in the day or the star-filled sky in the night, why not remember Psalm 19:1? “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”
When you see a child playing and laughing, why not remember Jesus’ words in Matthew 18:3? “unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
When you see a healthy tree with deep roots beside the river, why not remember Psalm 1:3? The person who spends time in God’s word “is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.”
Our daily lives are absolutely and unceasingly filled with reminders of spiritual realities—of God’s care, wisdom and magnificence.
What if they were messages meant for you and me to provide comfort, instruction, and inspiration to help us glorify God and grow in holiness?
Everything you see isn’t all there is to see.
So if you need help to integrate the power and presence of God into your daily thinking, use visual cues to root you in spiritual truths.
–Bible quotes are from the NIV.